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Language Arts Skills Index

The Language Arts and the Math and Science Skills Indexes are designed to help you integrate the TV411 videos, web lessons, and print downloads into your classroom's curriculum. Use the dropdown menu below to browse the full catalog of our language arts materials by the skill or content area they address.

Skill/Content: Correspondence
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson Personal Letter: Setting the Tone

Sean wants to wear his family’s heirloom—a pocket watch—to his wedding. The problem is: his dad has it and they haven’t spoken in years. Could a letter with a warm and gentle tone persuade his father to cooperate?

Lesson Writing a Complaint Letter

If city officials are ignoring a problem in your neighborhood, should you suffer in silence? No way! Fight them with the written word!

Lesson Writing a Cover Letter

Writing a good cover letter is often the first step to take when applying for a job. Why is it called a “cover” letter? Because it should cover all the reasons why you are the perfect person to hire!

Video Video: Cover Letter

Job seekers learn about cover letters and practice writing their own.

Video Video: Family English

An El Paso woman learns English and uses reading and writing to express her love for her family.

Video Video: Greeting Cards

Laverne (Liz Torres) helps a young man draft and revise a card to his girlfriend.

Video Video: Letters and Memories

Poet Jimmy Baca teaches a group how to use memories to make their writing more powerful.

Video Video: Setting the Tone

A young man who is about to be married writes a letter to his long-lost father asking for the family pocket watch.

Skill/Content: Creative Writing
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson How to Write a Poem

The poet Jimmy Baca runs a workshop for people who want to write poetry. To write a good poem, Baca says, it’s important to use all of your senses. Try it.

Creative Writing
Print Lesson Writing Ideas

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Creative Writing